04 Oct '11, 3pm

Panel in U.S. Urges Research into Climate Geoengineering Options

04 Oct 2011: Panel in U.S. Urges Research Into Climate Geoengineering Options A bipartisan panel of scientists, former government officials, and energy experts is urging the U.S. government to explore the potential benefits, costs, and risks of geoengineering schemes to slow global A Look at the Perils and Potential of Geoengineering Last year’s Asilomar conference was touted as a potentially historic event. What emerged, however, were some unexpected lessons about the possibilities and pitfalls of geoengineering, Jeff Goodell reported. READ THE e360 REPORT warming. In a new report , the 18-member panel convened by the Washington, D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center concedes that the use of technology to slow or reverse global warming — such as scattering light-reflecting aerosols into the atmosphere or seeding the oceans with iron to trigger CO2-absorbing algae blooms — i...

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